Why would the ruling aristocracy violate rule number one of dictators and autocracies: First, pay the military. Bad things happen to those who don't follow that rule.
It’s that but so much more. They are not bmnot paying the military. It is so much worse
The military are used to not getting a lot of money. They are used to being told one thing then having plans change suddenly. That’s all part of it
And they plan their lives and that of tgeir children. They are enormously dedicated to education for their families and they value real estate. They plan their lives, retirees do
They plan according to the few certainties and one is how much they will expect their income to be.
If not they will just take their skills and dedication and education and take their chances in the civilian world because it often is a better deal for them and it always tempts
You can’t imagine one going to see a financial advisor and saying, ok here’s how much you need to put away to do this then educate then purchase a house then that etc, and we don’t know what congress will do with your retirement 15 years from now, so we can’t plan for that
That’s a deal BREAKER. It’s when they say no, I’ll go make real money and invest in an independent IRA for that. It’s a better chance
Plus, the congress represents the people. Tge people are allowing this. If the military can’t depend on the people to take care of a few necessary certainties, why should their dedication to protecting the people not take a hit?
In other words, at times like this we think the military is in it for money. No And people will find out what happens when congress makes it about money. They’ll leave and go make money.
A good military absolutely depends not on money. They are NOT mercernaries, but it sepends on honor
Congress has to honor its contracts with the military. Or there won’t be one. Not a volunteer one